- What are the triggers that make you want to smoke or smoke again after you have quit? Perhaps you feel the urge to smoke when you are around others smoking. Or maybe certain emotions, like stress, prompt you to smoke.
- How can you control the urge to smoke? You and your coach will develop and practice coping skills you can use when you feel the need to reach for a cigarette.
- When do you want to quit? Setting an official quit date will not only give you something to aim for, but it may also increase your chances of quitting.
Telephone and Text Counseling
Ex: Re-learn Life Without Cigarettes, National Alliance for Tobacco Cessation
Freedom From Smoking, American Lung Association
Smoke Free, National Cancer Institute
There's an App for That
Spirituality and Smoking Cessation
American Lung Association http://www.lung.org
Canadian Cancer Society http://www.cancer.ca
Health Canada http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca
A guide to quit smoking methods. Tobacco Cessation website. Available at: http://tobacco-cessation.org/whatworkstoquit/NTCCguide.pdf
Clearing the air. Quit smoking today. National Cancer Institute website. Available at: http://smokefree.gov/sites/default/files/pdf/clearing-the-air-accessible.pdf . Accessed September 26, 2013.
Counseling for tobacco cessation. EBSCO DynaMed website. Available at: http://www.ebscohost.com/dynamed.ebscohost.com/about/about-us . Updated September 17, 2013. Accessed September 26, 2013.
McFadden D, Croghan IT, Piderman KM, et al. Spirituality in tobacco dependence: a Mayo Clinic survey. Explore (NY). 2011 May-Jun;7(3):162-167.
Smokefree TXT. Smoke Free website. Available at: http://smokefree.gov/smokefreetxt . Accessed September 26, 2013.
Task Force on Community Preventive Services. Recommendations for worksite-based interventions to improve workers' health. Am J Prev Med. 2010 Feb;38(2 Suppl):S232-S236.
- Reviewer: Michael Woods, MD
- Review Date: 09/2013 -
- Update Date: 09/26/2013 -